A safari is an expedition to observe wildlife in their natural habitats. This is usually where there are national parks and reserves that are home to wild animals. Safaris in Africa are typically conducted in custom 4X4 vehicles making the game drives exciting!

The animals you can see on a safari depend on the location of your safari. However, some of the most common animals you might see include elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, impalas etc. Less frequently there could be a chance of spotting a leopard, cheetah, black rhino, white rhino, a unique variety of snakes and so much more!.

Any time you decide to connect with nature is a good time, nature never disappoints! The most popular times however to go on safari in Kenya is between June and October. Travel in early September and you can almost guarantee that your trip will coincide with the famous wildebeest migration across the Masai Mara. That said, Kenya is brimming with wildlife throughout the year, so it's tough to go wrong.

When packing for a safari, be sure to bring comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. It could get a bit cool early in the morning and late in the evening, so an additional layer is recommended. You may also want to bring a camera, binoculars, and a journal.

There are different types of safaris, each offering a unique experience. Some of the most popular types of safaris include:

Walking safaris: Walking safaris offer a more intimate way to experience the wilderness. Guests walk through the bush with a guide, tracking animals and learning about the environment. This is typically around animals that are not likely to cause harm to humans.

Vehicle safaris: Vehicle safaris are conducted in open-top vehicles, allowing guests to see animals from the comfort of their seats.

Boat safaris: Boat safaris offer a unique perspective on the wildlife, as guests can view animals from the water.

Balloon safaris: Hot air balloon safaris provide a bird's eye view of the wilderness, allowing guests to see vast landscapes and large herds of animals. Viewing the sun rise from the horizon is a breathtaking view and makes the early morning worthwhile! 

  • Game Reserve: Tourism is a common activity in game reserves, with visitors coming for game drives, wildlife viewing, and sometimes camping. These activities are usually regulated to minimize impact on the environment.
  • Conservancy: Similar to game reserves, conservancies often offer tourism activities but may have a more interactive approach. Some conservancies focus on providing immersive and responsible tourism experiences while contributing to local community development.

We meticulously curate our portfolio of safari lodges and tented camps to ensure an unparalleled experience in terms of comfort, amenities, and overall atmosphere during your safari adventure. We are aware of the importance of safeguarding you against mosquitoes and other insects. Every room and tent throughout your safari journey is equipped with mosquito nets or has undergone insect-proofing measures, guaranteeing your protection against insect bites. However, it is advisable to carry a mosquito repellent to further protect yourself outdoors and in the evenings.

Most safari lodges and tented camp accommodations offer complimentary Wi-Fi across all tiers. Guests can access Wi-Fi in designated public areas such as reception, dining spaces, and lounges, but seldom in individual rooms or tents. Additionally, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in our 4x4 Safari jeeps, with signal availability reaching approximately 70% depending on the network coverage in the area. We however, encourage out guests to immerse themselves in the nature and use wifi / internet only when required. 

Kuratour Safaris recognizes that your holiday travel might encompass various activities, requiring storage solutions for your luggage at different points in your journey.You can securely store any additional luggage at our Nairobi office until the conclusion of your safari. This complimentary service is available to all our esteemed safari guests. When packing for your safari holiday tour, rest assured that your 4×4 safari Jeep boasts ample luggage space in its rear compartment.

Kenya has started offering visa-free travel however, you need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) that costs $30 and needs to be completed at least 3 days before travel, you also need your hotel & flight details for that.

While some game reserves allow self-drive , we recommend exploring the game parks with a driver-guide. Most lodges & tour operators offer game viewing packages with a tour guide to help enhance your experience.

 The cost of a safari can vary depending on the location, the type of safari, and the length of the safari. There is a unique safari experience for every budget, speak to one of our agents to get options.

Some of the top safari destinations include Serengeti National Park (Tanzania), Maasai Mara National Reserve (Kenya), Kruger National Park (South Africa), and Chobe National Park (Botswana).

Yes, safaris are generally safe, especially when conducted by reputable tour operators. It's essential to follow safety guidelines, listen to the local guides, and adhere to park regulations to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience.

Depending on your safari destination, certain vaccinations may be recommended or required. One of our agents can guide you based on the location you’re traveling from and the destination of choice. You can also check with your healthcare provider and refer to travel health advisories for up-to-date information.

Many safari destinations welcome children, for certain lodges age restrictions may apply. Certain lodges are better equipped for families, get in touch with one of our agents for a customized travel experience  to ensure you get everything you need.

Respect the animals' space and follow guidelines provided by your guide. Avoid making loud noises near animals or littering.

Travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unexpected events such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or lost baggage.

Credit cards are generally accepted in the city & bigger towns, but it's advisable to carry some cash, especially in rural areas or smaller establishments especially for local shopping or tipping.

English and Swahili are the officially used languages. English is widely spoken in tourist areas, but learning a few Swahili phrases can enhance your experience.

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A game drive is a guided tour or excursion, typically in a specially equipped vehicle, through natural reserves, national parks, or wildlife areas, aimed at observing and experiencing wild animals in their natural habitat. It's a popular activity for safari enthusiasts to encounter and photograph diverse wildlife species.

Research tour operators thoroughly, considering their reputation, reviews, and certifications. Choose operators with experienced guides, a commitment to conservation, and a record of ethical and responsible tourism practices.

Special dietary requirements can often be accommodated if communicated in advance.

During game drives, it's common to have snacks and beverages, these may or may not be included in your package, please check with your agent. It is however important to note that guests are NOT allowed to litter in the parks. Guests are prohibited from feeding anything to the animals.. picnic-style lunches. Packed meals may include sandwiches, salads, fruits, and snacks.

Some safaris offer unique bush breakfasts after the morning game drives. This is typically a private setup for guests in the park offering a memorable experience. Bush dinners are also very popular, subject to the weather, dinner is set up under the stars with a dedicated team to look after guests and serve them. This can be a memorable experience with a barbecue or traditional African cuisine. Subject to the safari package, this may be at an additional charge.

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